Tag: The Nightmare Effect

2018: My Year In Books

2018: My Year In Books

Annual round up time!  I like this time of year because it’s like this amazing gallery of all the different worlds I’ve visited and the people I’ve meant.  Okay, so granted, all these people and places are fictional, but books are still the sort of thing that make me happy, so taking a brief revisit is always fun. As I predicted last year, 2018 was so much better than 2017 in regards to my personal life, travel, reading, everything!  I’m so grateful for this upturn, and I’m sure 2019 will bring whole new slew of joy and surprises.  I started my […]

Posted January 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 9 Comments //
June Wrap Up

June Wrap Up

June is already gone, and what an unexpected month it has been.  For me, June has been a month that has required patience – at work and at home, and with my reading.  As I write this, though, my house is peacefully quiet and it smells like barbecue pulled pork, so it important to find all the little things are cling to them lovingly. All in all, June has been a good month.  It went by so fast, but doesn’t it seem like they all do, by the time we hit the wrap up?   Y’all know how I keep […]

Posted June 25, 2018 in Checking In // 15 Comments //
The Nightmare Effect by Saxmei Milano

The Nightmare Effect by Saxmei Milano

Writing an open and honest review for a friend is extraordinarily difficult. On the one hand, you want people to take you seriously, because you’re A Professional and you won’t get your personal relationship get in the way of you critique of their art. In fact, you my be inclined to write an extra harsh review because you don’t want people to think that you’re biased. On the other hand… writing a book takes a lot of love and care.  Fantasy in particular requires additional world building and the rules of magic and it’s difficult.  You love your friend and […]

Posted June 23, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
My Friend, Who Is An Author

My Friend, Who Is An Author

My loves, I have a story for you.  And, like all the best stories, it simply must begin with:  “Once Upon a Time”. It begins nearly ten years ago, when I moved back home after spending a year at college in New York.  I managed to set myself up as an intern for an improv theatre troupe (best internship ever – more on that some other time) for high school students.  These kids were four or more years younger than me.  Some were funny, some were annoying, one was my brother… but there was no more frustrating, none more self-important […]

Posted June 15, 2018 in Bookish Things // 4 Comments //